All Quotes, Leo Tolstoy

50+ Leo Tolstoy Quotes

Leo Tolstoy was a Russian writer widely known for his historical work "War And Peace". He is considered one of the Greatest Authors of all time. This is a collection of Leo Tolstoy's quotes on life, peace, and history.

True life is lived when tiny changes occur. - Leo Tolstoy
If you want to be happy, be. - Leo Tolstoy
Boredom: the desire for desires. - Leo Tolstoy
Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself. - Leo Tolstoy
The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity. - Leo Tolstoy
Faith is the sense of life, that sense by virtue of which man does not destroy himself, but continues to live on. It is the force whereby we live. - Leo Tolstoy
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. - Leo Tolstoy
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. - Leo Tolstoy
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. - Leo Tolstoy
We must not only cease our present desire for the growth of the state, but we must desire its decrease, its weakening. - Leo Tolstoy
It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness. - Leo Tolstoy
Even in the valley of the shadow of death, two and two do not make six. - Leo Tolstoy
Everything intelligent is so boring. - Leo Tolstoy
There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth. - Leo Tolstoy
All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. - Leo Tolstoy
War is so unjust and ugly that all who wage it must try to stifle the voice of conscience within themselves. - Leo Tolstoy
If you look for perfection, you'll never be content. - Leo Tolstoy
Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be. - Leo Tolstoy
Spring is the time of plans and projects. - Leo Tolstoy
Nothing is so necessary for a young man as the company of intelligent women. - Leo Tolstoy
Rummaging in our souls, we often dig up something that ought to have lain there unnoticed. - Leo Tolstoy
All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town. - Leo Tolstoy
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them. - Leo Tolstoy
To get rid of an enemy one must love him. - Leo Tolstoy
To tell the truth is very difficult, and young people are rarely capable of it. - Leo Tolstoy
Happiness is an allegory, unhappiness a story. - Leo Tolstoy
Life did not stop, and one had to live. - Leo Tolstoy
To speak of it would be giving importance to something that has none. - Leo Tolstoy
To educate the peasantry, three things are needed: schools, schools and schools. - Leo Tolstoy
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. - Leo Tolstoy
Writing laws is easy, but governing is difficult. - Leo Tolstoy
Energy rests upon love; and come as it will, there's no forcing it. - Leo Tolstoy
One can no more approach people without love than one can approach bees without care. Such is the quality of bees. - Leo Tolstoy
A battle is won by him who is firmly resolved to win it. - Leo Tolstoy
One can live magnificently in this world if one knows how to work and how to love. - Leo Tolstoy
There are as many kinds of love, as there are hearts. - Leo Tolstoy
For if we allow that human life is always guided by reason, we destroy the premise that life is possible at all. - Leo Tolstoy
Everything ends in death, everything. Death is terrible. - Leo Tolstoy
History would be a wonderful thing – if it were only true. - Leo Tolstoy
Hell is the inability to love. - Leon Tolstoy
It's not so much that he can't fall in love, but he has not the weakness necessary. - Leo Tolstoy
With friends, one is well; but at home, one is better. - Leo Tolstoy
There are such repulsive faces in the world. - Leo Tolstoy
It's not those who are handsome we love, but those we love who are handsome. - Leo Tolstoy
Life is fragile and absurd. - Leo Tolstoy
Happiness is pleasure without regret. - Leo Tolstoy
Mathematics is the queen of disciplines.... it will drive the nonsense out of your head! - Leo Tolstoy
Power is a word the meaning of which we do not understand. - Leo Tolstoy, From War And Peace.
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